Conde Nast Traveller name the best new hotels in the UK and around the world in its 2019 Hot List

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THE best new hotels for 2019 have been revealed by Conde Nast Traveller in their annual Hot List.

Five hotel in the UK – located in London, Scotland and Cambridge – made it onto the list this year.

The top five new hotels in the UK have been revealed by Conde Nast
The top five new hotels in the UK have been revealed by Conde Nast
Bankside Hotel

The Conde Nast Traveller list includes 66 properties around the world.

As well as the UK hotels, there are also big names across Europe and the rest of the world, among them well known names such as Soho House and Rosewood hotels.

Many have storied pasts while some are also innovative and modern.

Read on to find out who made the list this year:

Belmond Cadogan Hotel, London

The Belmond Cadogan has had it's fair share of history
Belmond Cadogan Hotel

The Belmond Cadogan has had it’s fair share of history[/caption]

Each room has a private balcony and personal butler service
Belmond Cadogan Hotel

Each room has a private balcony and personal butler service[/caption]

Afternoon tea was once loved by many of the 80s supermodels
Belmond Cadogan Hotel

Afternoon tea was once loved by many of the 80s supermodels[/caption]

Despite opening in the 1800s, the hotel has been renovated to its current state
Belmond Cadogan Hotel

Despite opening in the 1800s, the hotel has been renovated to its current state[/caption]

The hotel, originally opened in 1887, has had a long and interesting history.

It was the location of Oscar Wilde’s arrest in 1895, as well as a place of recuperation for supermodels including Cindy Crawford and Linda Evangelista.

Now, following four years of renovation, the 54-bedroom hotel has reopened.

Each of the rooms features private balconies, butler service, and some even have working fireplaces.

According to the magazine: “The tea room is the heart of it all. Wondrous afternoon teas include salt-cod croquettes and cosies made by Adam Handling’s mother.”

Bankside Hotel, London

Bankside Hotel is just a stones throw from the Thames
Bankside Hotel

Bankside Hotel is just a stones throw from the Thames[/caption]

The hotel features chic Scandinavian designs with muted tones and understated furniture
Bankside Hotel

The hotel features chic Scandinavian designs with muted tones and understated furniture[/caption]

Sustainability is a selling point with no single use plastic used throughout the hotel
Bankside Hotel

Sustainability is a selling point with no single use plastic used throughout the hotel[/caption]

Located near the Tate Modern, Bankside is trying to be a sustainable property – there is no single use plastic on the site.

The hotel also offers water jugs along the corridors, and the key cards are made from paper.

Bankside’s show piece is a ceramic mural running along a wall of the restaurant and bar.

It shows scenes of the area’s history such as Viking boats, fishing boats and the Great Fire.

University Arms, Cambridge

Literary fans will delight in the novel nuances throughout
University Arms

Literary fans will delight in the novel nuances throughout[/caption]

The hotel is the oldest in Cambridge
University Arms

The hotel is the oldest in Cambridge[/caption]

Despite being built in 1834, it has been renovated to feature 192 bedrooms for guests
University Arms

Despite being built in 1834, it has been renovated to feature 192 bedrooms for guests[/caption]

As the oldest hotel in Cambridge, built in 1834, University Arms has since been reinvented to include 192 bedrooms along with a velvet-upholstered bar and British bistro.

Literary fans will love it – the public sitting area is called The Library and there are recordings of Wind in the Willows in the toilets.

Conde Nast Traveller advises: “The liveried bicycles in Cambridge blue are perfect for exploring the streets or making a quick getaway to nearby beauty spots such as The Orchard at Grantchester.”

The Best New Hotels in Europe

  • Hotel Vilon, Rome, ITALY
  • Casa Iris, Orbetello, ITALY
  • Brach, Paris, FRANCE
  • Epi 1959, St Tropez, FRANCE
  • Hotel Lutetia, Paris, FRANCE
  • Le Barn, Bonnelles, FRANCE
  • Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa, Champillon, FRANCE
  • Little Beach House, Barcelona, SPAIN
  • Can Bordoy, Mallorca, SPAIN
  • Casa Caminada, Furstenau, SWITZERLAND
  • Experimental Chalet, Verbier, SWITZERLAND
  • Stamba Hotel, Tbilisi, GEORGIA
  • St George, Helsinki, FINLAND

Heckfield Place, Hampshire

The hotel opening has been eagerly awaited following ten years of renovation
Heckfield Place

The hotel opening has been eagerly awaited following ten years of renovation[/caption]

The rural rooms use local produce and food from the Hampshire countryside
Heckfield Place

The rural rooms use local produce and food from the Hampshire countryside[/caption]

Soho House-esque talks and views of the rolling countryside will be popular with guests
Heckfield Place

Soho House-esque talks and views of the rolling countryside will be popular with guests[/caption]

The Georgian Hotel opened last year after renovations of the 18th century building over-ran
Heckfield Place

The Georgian Hotel opened last year after renovations of the 18th century building over-ran[/caption]

The opening of the 18th century hotel was hotly anticipated – it’s gone through ten years of renovations.

Guests staying at the Georgian hotel will be able to make the most of two restaurants, which uses organic produce from the local farm, and the 67-seat cinema.

Top tip for the property is that the biggest of the 45 rooms offers 180 degree views of the stunning countryside.

The Fife Arms, Scotland

The Scottish heritage is played out with plaid throughout the hotel
Fife Arms

The Scottish heritage is played out with plaid throughout the hotel[/caption]

The Fife Arms is just nine miles from Balmoral Castle
Fife Arms

The Fife Arms is just nine miles from Balmoral Castle[/caption]

Dark woods, taxidermy animals and rich Highlands heritage is scattered throughout the rooms
Fife Arms

Dark woods, taxidermy animals and rich Highlands heritage is scattered throughout the rooms[/caption]

Guests can even request a tweed-covered hot water bottle for the chillier nights
Fife Arms

Guests can even request a tweed-covered hot water bottle for the chillier nights[/caption]

Found in the Highland village of Braemar, just nine miles from Balmoral Castle, the hotel incorporates works from artists such as William Morris and Picasso.

In true Scottish form, tartan bedspreads and wallpaper are found throughout alongside taxidermy animals.

There’s even a tweed-covered hot water bottle available for guests.

And if you ask for a riverside room, you can “fall asleep to the murmur of the fast-flowing Clunie Water”.

The Best New Hotels in the World

  • Sands Hotel, California, USA
  • Kimpton La Peer, Los Angeles, USA
  • The Hoxton, New York, USA
  • Blackberry Mountain, Tennessee, USA
  • Caldera House, Wyoming, USA
  • Perry Lane Hotel, Savannah, USA
  • Hotel Joaquin, California, USA
  • Nomad Los Angeles, USA
  • Shinola Hotel, Detroit, USA
  • Hotel Peter and Paul, New Orleans, USA
  • El Rey Court, Santa Fe, USA
  • Palihotel Culver City, Los Angeles, USA
  • The Inn at Kenmore Hall, Massachusetts, USA
  • The Freehand, New York, USA
  • Eaton Workshop, Washington D.C., USA
  • The Line, Austin, USA
  • Hotel Amparo, San Miguel de Allende, MEXICO
  • Casa Pueblo, Tulum, MEXICO
  • Punta Caliza, Isla Holbox, MEXICO
  • Montage, Los Cabos, MEXICO
  • Chable Maroma, Mayakoba, MEXICO
  • Manapany, ST BARTH’S
  • Rosewood Baha Mar, BAHAMAS
  • Belmond Cap Juluca, ANGUILLA
  • Casa Legado, Bogota, COLOMBIA
  • Islas Secas, PANAMA
  • &Beyond Tengile River Lodge, SOUTH AFRICA
  • Oomanda, Khomas, NAMIBIA
  • Shipwreck Lodge, NAMIBIA
  • Zuri Zanzibar Hotel & Resort, ZANZIBAR
  • The Jaffa, Tel Aviv, ISRAEL
  • Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai, UAE
  • Joali, MALDIVES
  • Lux North Male Atoll, MALDIVES
  • Kudadoo Maldives Private Island, MALDIVES
  • Soho House Mumbai, INDIA
  • Capella Ubud, Bali, INDONESIA
  • Six Senses Uluwatu, Bali, INDONESIA
  • Bulgari Hotel, Shanghai, CHINA
  • Six Senses Maxwell, SINGAPORE
  • Shinta Mani Wild, CAMBODIA
  • Rosewood Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA
  • Wa Ale Island, BURMA
  • The Datai Langkawi, MALAYSIA
  • Spirit Sanctuary, Paro, BHUTAN
  • The Calile, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA
  • United Places Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
  • Lon Retreat, Victoria, AUSTRALIA


If you’re looking for a stay with a furry friend, there are a number of UK hotels that are happy to house your pets for a minibreak.

However, for a more relaxing stay, many hotels offer some of the finest spa and wellness packages in the world.

Devon and Cornwall were recently voted the best locations for spa hotels, according to AA.

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